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Ukie to release advice to prepare industry for a no deal Brexit

Ukie is set to release a range of content advising video games businesses how to prepare for a no deal Brexit on October 31 2019. 

Though we strongly believe that no deal should be categorically be ruled out as an option, the trade body successfully applied for funding from the government’s Brexit Readiness Fund – administered by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy - to help games businesses prepare in case it is the outcome of negotiations. 

We will be releasing the following content in the coming fortnight to support that aim: 

  • A video series with legal experts from firms Sheridans, Charles Russell Speechlys and Mishcon, highlighting the next steps games companies can take to maintain their data transfers, retain access to international talent, check if their state/EU funding will be affected and whether IP rights will be affected.  
  • A podcast with legal experts answering questions to them sent from the industry to help deal with specific challenges raised by business. You can submit a question you'd like to be asked here by Tuesday 15th, 10am. 
  • An e-book signposting to pertinent points of advice and information about preparing for a no deal Brexit to ensure that businesses are as well prepared for the possible. 

Importantly, all materials will be free of charge and will be available to every business in the sector – irrespective of Ukie membership – to ensure it impacts as widely as possible. 

If you’d like to discuss no deal Brexit, its potential impact on your business or more about the funding, please contact our Policy and Events Officer, Grace Shin.

And if you’d like to hear when the no deal Brexit content is ready, sign up to Ukie’s weekly State of Play newsletter – which will feature the content prominently - here.